If auditioning for a musical, performers should prepare 16-32 measures (one verse) of a Broadway song of your choice. The entire song is not needed. Yes you can sing from the show if you wish. A pianist will be provided for those that bring sheet music.

If auditioning for a non-musical play, there will be cold readings from the script handed to you at the audition.  

Bring your calendar WITH you to the audition in order to write down any UNavailable dates/times on your form. We use that to create a customized rehearsal schedule based on actor availability.

One parent MUST accompany each actor under age 18 auditioning and parent is to fill out the audition form and sign it for the child.

The Penguin Project Of Gettysburg Community Theatre 2019 

Ages 10-21 with and without special needs are invited to this informational meeting and audition

6pm January 14th for ANYONE NEW TO GCT


6pm January 21st for RETURN YOUTH OF GCT

for GCT's 2019 Penguin Project production of Madagascar the musical adventure, which is scheduled to perform August 16-18, 2019 at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover. Auditions/Informational Meetings and many rehearsals will be held at GCT. Rehearsals will be weekly on Mondays 6pm starting January 28th.
At least one parent MUST attend this meeting with their child and fill out and sign application form in order for them to be considered for this free to participate program. 
Special Needs Youth will be cast in roles while Youth without special needs will be cast as Peer Mentors and chorus.


Audition Forms are available at the audition and are required for productions that you wish to be considered for.
Audition Notices are posted online here and on facebook, and sent via GCT e-news. Sign up for e-news 

BRING your calendar with you to the auditions to write down you unavailability on your audition form. Rehearsal schedule will be created based around this IF you are cast.

Productions are not associated with a class. Auditions do not guarantee casting. There is no tuition/fee to participate in a production.

We hope to see YOU here. All are welcome.

NEW: Please email or call us to let us know which date you are coming to audition. Thanks. 

GCT is located at 49 York Street in Gettysburg.


ALL cast, crew, musicians, and volunteers must have these clearances on file for all GCT productions.


A great deal of thought goes into casting for each production with many different factors being taken into consideration including but not limited to: chemistry with other actors, height, vocal range/ability, dance ability, projection/articulation ability, and almost always schedule availability.

Not all casting decisions will please everyone, but it is important to respect the decisions and accept the casting and move forward in a positive light for the good of the theatre and everyone involved. Discussing or questioning casting is against policy at GCT. Good performers can find something new to learn about and improve their skills during any production. Bad performers are lazy, they complain, are disruptive, and don’t show good teamwork skills to support the good of the overall production. Be part of a team and a theatre family.

If cast in a production at GCT, it is expected that you will refrain from discussing casting and please do not post anything on social media outlets until such time you see that GCT posts it on their Facebook page first. The reason for this is that some people may have not been cast or may not have been contacted yet by GCT and seeing or hearing things from others about auditions/casting can sometimes cause unnecessary anxiety or hurt feelings before the theatre has had the chance to contact everyone that auditioned. 

Be respectful and supportive of others during the audition process. For some actors it may be their very first time auditioning for a show anywhere. 

Relax and have fun. We want you to enjoy yourself and show us your best audition.